Here are some of our favourite memories from the month of March :).
Evie enjoyed cutting stems, adding water to a jug, and arranging the pretty daffodils. This is a lovely practical life activity, and has truly brightened our kitchen. It’s been really special to watch the daffodil buds open up, showing us a glimpse of the coming springtime.
We took a trip to storytime at the library – where we sang songs, listened to stories, and Evie made a crocodile craft.
Evie and I then had lunch in our favourite local coffee shop, while Faith napped in her stroller. We especially enjoyed our fruit roulade which we shared :).
On our way to the park, we looked at our shadows on the ground. Faith enjoyed the swings, and Evie had fun on the big slide, swings, and roundabout. On our walk home, Evie was being silly and making Faith laugh with delight! It is so sweet to see how much the girls love eachother.
We read ‘The Sower’ in our Usborne Illustrated Children’s Bible, before planting some viola seeds. I told Evie that the seeds are planted in good soil, so they will grow. I then explained that for us to grow, we need to spend time with God and read his word.
Evie and I made some yummy strawberry and chocolate chip ladybirds!
I lit a candle in Evie’s pretty lantern, and read spring poetry from the lovely book ‘Out and About: A First Book of Poems’ by Shirley Hughes. I enjoyed porridge with blackberries, banana and honey, Faith had some small pieces of banana in her highchair, and Evie had granola, followed by Greek yoghurt with fruit and honey.
The girls and I took a lovely, peaceful nature walk together. Faith fell asleep to the sweet chorus of birdsong, and Evie enjoyed jumping in muddy puddles! We stamped our feet in the crunchy leaves, and explored the shoots springing up from the ground, showing the new life that springtime brings. We also admired the happy yellow daffodils, and pretty blossom on a tree.
We love discovering nature and the changing seasons together, and it is something that is very special to us as a family.
Faith has been enjoying playing with our wooden sensory blocks recently. I build tall towers, and she knocks them over! It’s so lovely watching her laugh as the blocks fall down :).
March is the perfect time to back into the garden. We have enjoyed planting seeds in egg cartons, as we hope to have lots of flowers that encourage butterflies and bees into our garden. We also planted some strawberry and lavender seeds, and will plant our seeds to grow spring onions and climbing beans in later spring.
One rainy afternoon, we had fun watching ‘Frozen’, and baking a spiced apple cake together.
We took a windy walk together, and while Faith peacefully slept in the carrier, Evie collected lots of sticks in her basket. Nature hunts are a lovely way to explore, and we had a nice time.
As a family; we took an outing to a nearby town, and enjoyed a nice meal out. We then went to soft play, where Evie enjoyed exploring and making friends with some big children!
We had a little wonder around a local gift shop, where we found some nice wooden dinosaurs for Evie’s birthday in a few months time.
I squirted some pastel coloured paint onto some card, and sealed it in a ziplock bag. Faith moved her hands around, and created a pretty, no-mess springtime picture :).
Faith, Evie and I enjoyed the sunshine outside. Faith and I looked at some books together, while Evie played on the slide, and found ladybirds and spiders.
The girls also liked feeling the sensory experience of prickly grass on their bare feet.
Faith, Evie, and I had a lovely time at gardening group. We had fun sowing seeds, planting and watering bulbs for next year, and raking leaves. Faith liked discovering blossom on a tree and exploring sand, and Evie liked swinging on the tire swing, riding a small tractor, playing in the mud kitchen, watering leeks, and having a nice time with her friends.
Evie and Faith had lots of fun discovering spring themed sensory play. For Faith, I made some sensory eggs, while Evie explored a sensory tub.
Both girls also loved an Easter egg and Rice Krispies sensory activity! We made shakers by putting the cereal inside the eggs, crushed the cereal with the eggs…and they of course ate a lot haha!
We enjoyed a peaceful family nature walk in the beautiful sunshine. The birds were singing, you could hear the trickling water, and old leaves crunching beneath our feet.
There were pretty flowers peeping through, and ducks swimming along. It was truly special to observe the wonderful spring nature around us, and I’m looking forward to exploring more now that the weather isn’t so cold.
Once we had finished our walk, we had some yummy ice cream in a café!
We took a nice trip to the garden centre, where we bought compost, herbs, and a couple of small trees.
Once home, Evie helped to plant the herbs in the warm sunshine. We are really excited to see how our garden develops over the spring and summer months.
So that concludes our month! I hope that you enjoyed having a little look into some of the fun things we have done.
At the same time though, the month had its little day-to-day challenges. I’m still learning how to balance my different roles at home, and stay organised. Evie can be stubborn at times. We are having to gently teach Faith to sleep away from me. I mention this because – as much as Iove my life and find it very fulfilling – I never want to pretend that it is perfect.
Still, it truly has been such a lovely month, and it has been so special to enjoy the early springtime together :).
Thank you so much for taking the time to read.